Convert tib to ESX VM - flat vmdk?

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  1. ancuser

    ancuser Registered Member

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    Hello. We are testing TI Enterprise with Universal Restore. I tested converting a 7GB .tib image to ESX virtual disk, and I got a huge flat.vmdk file (70GB). I do not see any options during conversion setup for getting a normal vmdk file. It appears that getting a raw disc image (flat.vmdk) is the only option. Is there a way to convert a tib to a normal vmdk image?

    Thanks

    PK
     
  2. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

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    Growing VMDK files aren't possible on ESX so Acronis does its job right ;-)
    When you select normal vmware you get a growing vmdk file but you can only use this in a workstation are vmware server version.

    The only thing that I am missing is with the ESX conversion to upload it at once to the esx or virtual center server..... which can be done with the freeware vmware converter tool

    jeremy out!..
     
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    Thanks Jeremy. So if I'm not mistaken, during conversion I should choose normal vmware server version for a normal vmdk, then use VMWare converter to ESX?

    Thanks again

    PK

    Growing VMDK files aren't possible on ESX so Acronis does its job right ;-)
    When you select normal vmware you get a growing vmdk file but you can only use this in a workstation are vmware server version.

    The only thing that I am missing is with the ESX conversion to upload it at once to the esx or virtual center server..... which can be done with the freeware vmware converter tool

    jeremy out!..
     
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